Tarbox was fortunate to have two stellar college students, Natalie Belyea and Harrison Gregory, intern with us this summer. They were such fun and valuable additions to our team and we will miss them as they head back to school this fall. Read on for a description of their experience at Tarbox, in their own words!
Interning at Tarbox has given me great insight into the financial industry and has been a truly enjoyable experience. I had my reservations about entering the financial industry, especially as a female; however, through my hands-on experiences working with Laura and the team at Tarbox, I’ve seen that working in the financial industry can be very honest and meaningful way of helping others.
I’m from Laguna Beach (an alumna of Laguna Beach High School) and am an incoming sophomore at Tulane University, double-majoring in Finance and Marketing. Whether it’s exploring the world-renowned cuisine and vibrant music scene in New Orleans or volunteering at events such as Crawfest, the biggest student-run music festival in the country, I have kept myself very busy while at school.
Overall, I had an incredible freshman year and summer at Tarbox. I’m just so grateful to Laura for the experience and knowledge that interning at Tarbox has afforded, and I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned here to my future business classes.
Tarbox welcomed both Natalie and me as its own for the last three months. Within that short time span, I garnered lessons that cannot be replicated in a classroom. Each and every member of the Tarbox team provided us with unique and challenging projects to expand our knowledge.
As a rising sophomore at Wake Forest University, I plan to matriculate into the School of Business pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance and, hopefully, Computer Science. I am enthralled by the fin-tech space and have been able to further my passions here at Tarbox through analyzing cash flow statements, creating amortization schedules, stress testing portfolios for Brexit’s impact, and a plethora of other in-depth tasks.
I was a member of the Wake Forest varsity soccer team that was seeded first in NCAA’s D1 this last year, but I have since left the program to devote more time to my studies and extracurricular pursuits. Thank you, Laura and company, for opening your doors and imparting your expertise to the youth! I leave with a much better handle on the financial services industry!